March - round up!

where the hell did March go?! and i was about to huff as it feels like a month has flashed by and i haven't done anything... but then i wrote a list and realised that, actually, yes i had. silly me.

i'll start by mentioning that i attended a truly beautiful wedding of my friends. it was in Glasgow (first time there) and in a wonderfully quirky hotel. there was kale dancing and many laughs as well as few tears and it was a absolutely fantastic day...congrats to Claire and Chris!

i've participated in another Creative Hub workshop at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London, this time concentrating on my 'design calendar'. i won't lie - it scared me slightly. but all for the greater good! it's basically a different way of looking across all the seasons and projects you're working on and scheduling them across the year. i'd been doing this is a different way but this really brought it home how much i have planned!!

i started at We Make London in Camden and have so far had a lot of success with my tea towels. another 4 weeks to go and let's hope the success continues :) i featured a few of the designers in last weeks post and i'm sure i will be featuring many more before my 6 weeks is up.  if you want to visit its down at Camden Lock right by all the delicious food, yum. in fact, i'm actually at the shop today - why not drop in and say hi?!

i had a rather satisfying session of sorting through old stock and giving a few bits a little make-over. a bit of repackaging and et voile - some lovely new items for the shop!  we have some jewellery, some greetings card with a twist, and some limited edition button packs. they're now up for sale in my etsy store if you fancy a little peek.

also on the shopping front i was accepted into the Blog & Buy Sale wish list for spring - yippee! 2 of my tea towel sets were selected ('tea & cake' and 'flowers') and they start their 6 week feature can see the full wish list here.

design wise i've been flitting back and forth a bit - i've been working on my small christmas card range which is allllmost there. ok well, it's two thirds done. i've also finished up my friends wedding invites, and have been working on some new print direction from my (still!) top secret project. 

other than that i've been working on the sellable sketch part 1 from Pattern Observer founder Michelle Fifis, and finally (FINALLY) getting round to learning a bit of Illustrator!! and that is thanks to Poppy Westwell - she took the time out to run through things (a few times!) and get me on track for a successful AI future. i've been told once i start i won't look back and it will be bye-bye photoshop... we'll see...

a late addition to the month but me and my flatmate were in desperate need of some pet we bought 2 hamsters! we were like 6 year olds in the pet store, honestly, it was ridiculous how happy we were! here are the new additions to the household...and yes they of course have silly names... meet Fluffle Puff and Schmoogie :)